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    Gravitational field of ring Shaped Body

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    Consider the ring-shaped body of the figure (see attachment).

    A particle with mass m is placed a distance x from the center of the ring, along the line through the center of the ring and perpendicular to its plane. Use F = -dU/dx to find the magnitude and direction of the force on the particle (using the variables G, M, m, x, and a).

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    A step-by-step solution is provided to find the magnitude and direction of the force on the particle (see attachment).

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